In this week's 'In Summary' newsletter, the California State University system will require COVID-19 vaccines to return to campus next semester. The fall 2021 course schedule has in-person components for 54% of classes. And, Sacramento State students react to the announcement of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

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CSU to require COVID-19 vaccination for fall 2021 semester
The CSU system announced that its students, staff and faculty will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to return to campus this fall, pending official U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of one of the three vaccines currently in use.

Read more about the vaccination requirement here.
54% of Sac State classes scheduled to have in-person components
The schedule for reopening was recently released by President Robert Nelsen and shows 54% of classes being offered had some kind of in-person component. 

In addition to the class schedule, dates were released detailing the reopening process of campus. The dates outlined when colleges and other campus organizations will open.

Read more about what the upcoming fall semester will look like.
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Sac State students react to CSU decision to require COVID-19 vaccine
The CSU system will be mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for those returning to campus in the fall when the FDA grants the vaccines full approval. The State Hornet spoke with some Sac State students to get their reactions to the new requirement. 

“Making the vaccine mandatory makes me feel so much safer especially since I live with family who have illnesses that make them more vulnerable,” said forensic chemistry major Serena Sotelo.

Find out what other students are saying about a COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

Arts & Entertainment

Sac State students share how music fuels their gains at The WELL
Motivating yourself to get a workout in can be tough. However, many students have found music as the perfect way to get themselves moving and hyped up. 

The State Hornet went to The WELL to find out what songs get students up and active. Plus, we put together a playlist based off of those songs.

Listen to this playlist of songs that get Sac State students motivated.


Sophomore slugger brings championship pedigree to Sac State softball team
Lewa Day, Kennedy Echols and Camryn Thomas were reunited on the Sac State softball team after playing together on a team during high school. On their previous team, they became the 2018 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Champions.

The women are now setting their eyes on a bigger stage and looking for more championships at Sac State.

Read more about the women's journey to Sac State here.
Senior baseball players Matt Smith, Ryan Walstad lead Hornets through abnormal season
Seniors Ryan Walstad and Matt Smith were two of the many athletes granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA. The seniors have wasted no time in making their extra season count as they are first and second on the team in batting average.

Check out more about these two seniors.
More sports news:
  • The women's golf team won the Big Sky Tournament April 21. Sophomore Tess Blair led the field by eight strokes and was the only individual player under par. Read more about the win here. The men's golf team joined the women as conference champions winning the Big Sky Tournament April 27. Sophomore Ethan Davidson led the field going 2-under par. Read more about the win here.
  • The Sac State Esports club participated in a charity fundraising event where they gamed for 24 hours straight April 21. The club raised $2,144 for UC Davis Health and the Children's Miracle Network. Read more about the event here.
  • The baseball team split a four game series against Northern Colorado last weekend and move to 16-8 in conference play. Read more about the series here.


OPINION: So… those Oscars, huh?
The State Hornet's resident film critic Bradley Hinkson is reviewing the Oscar's ceremony that took place last weekend.

The ceremony was marked by a controversial win by Anthony Hopkins over the late Chadwick Boseman in the Best Actor category. While Bradley doesn't think Hopkins is undeserving, he does find the choice interesting. 

Read Bradley's full breakdown of the ceremony here.


STATE HORNET SPECIAL: Reacting to how you voted in State Hornet March Madness
Last month, The State Hornet held a March Madness-style bracket on the most bingeworthy shows, and our readers voted to to crown “Avatar: The Last Airbender” the champion, with “The Office” taking a close second.

Now, the editors behind the bracket, arts & entertainment editor Nijzel Dotson and opinion editor Magaly Muñoz, discuss how the bracket came to be. Copy editor Jordan Parker, deputy copy editor Alex Muegge and opinion staffers Shelby Tolly and Bradley Hinkson are brought in to react to the results.

Listen to some of our staffers react to the bracket here.
PODCAST: REAL TALK WITH ROSE: And how did that make you feel?
Real Talk with Rose is an advice-focused podcast that takes an in-depth look at neglected topics important to young adults, talking with students and experts to inform on subjects that we often have to teach ourselves about.

This episode discusses therapy and how to find yourself a therapist with Sac State business major Marissa Pinnegar, Sac State senior Miguel Victorino and associate marriage and family therapist Ryan Corbin.

Listen to the Real Talk with Rose on Spotify!

What you need to know this week

  • The State Hornet has began the annual "Best of Sac State" competition. We need your help to narrow down some of the best things about Sac State! Fill out our form to let us know which food place you miss most on campus and more!
Stay safe and have a great week!
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